Prince Charles goes wild on radio when asked if he carries his toilet seat everywhere

The heir-to-the-throne, who is currently in Australia, uttered an expletive when he was asked about claims that he carries his own toilet seat on overseas travels.


                            Prince Charles goes wild on radio when asked if he carries his toilet seat everywhere
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Prince Charles, who is usually reticent and proper, was rather uncharacteristic during a recent radio interview. The heir-to-the-throne, who is currently in Australia to open the Commonwealth Games along with wife Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall, uttered an expletive when radio hosts of Hit105 station asked him about claims that he carries his own toilet seat during overseas travel. 

Charles was evidently surprised when he was posed this question and in response, he said, "My own what? Oh don't believe that crap." Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, who were present during a meet and greet in Brisbane tried to play it cool as the radio hosts then asked her, "So he doesn't carry his own toilet seat when he travels?" She echoed Charles's response by adding, "Don't you believe that!"

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall during an official visit to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital on April 4, 2018, Brisbane, Australia. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are on a seven-day tour of Australia, visiting Queensland and the Northern Territory. (Photo by Patrick Hamilton - Pool/Getty Images)

Charles and Camilla were addressing claims made by Tom Bower in his biography of the 69-year-old royal titled 'Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion, and Defiance of Prince Charles.' The author claimed that Charles and Camilla traveled luxuriously while journeying abroad. Their luggage would include Charles's personal toilet seat, his radio, toilet rolls, and even his room. 

The book also included details on how Charles and Camilla maneuvered a PR strategy to destroy the late Princess Diana's public image and recruited spin doctor Mark Bolland and commissioned journalist Penny Junor to write a book that was sympathetic to Camilla. So far, neither Charles nor Camilla responded to claims made by the author. The British royal's meet and greet in Brisbane was the first direct statement in reference to the book.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall walk on Broadbeach on April 5, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are on a seven-day tour of Australia, visiting Queensland and the Northern Territory. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

 

This was followed by his director of communications, Julian Payne's tweet. She captioned a picture of Charles and Camilla greeted by well-wishers in Brisbane and wrote, "The Prince and The Duchess’s tour of Australia and Vanuatu begins: 30 engagements, 7 days, 1 Commonwealth Games, 0 personal loo seats."


The controversial radio interview, held at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, took place after an incident had just taken place. According to Daily Mail, a man was forcibly removed from the venue during the meet-and-greet. According to Queensland police, the man in question was forced to leave the premises after he tried to reach over a security fence and had a scuffle with a member of the royal entourage.  A Queensland Police spokeswoman said the man tried to touch Charles inappropriately as well. He was detained by the police for further questioning. 

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will be in Queensland this week, where they will carry out official duties at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The Games was inaugurated on Wednesday night, April 4 with the royal couple declaring it open.